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heard that hit. >> reporter: sandy knocked out powero almost 350,000 customers. with millions of outages in new jersey and new york, many people here are thankful. >> it's hard to imagine, the pictures of new york city. yellow cabs covered to the roofs. we were lucky. >> reporter: bge is moving swiftly to tackle the toppled trees and downed lines. >> the guide wire needs to be pulled out of the tree. >> reporter: the crew drove from missouri to lend a helping hand. >> 17 hours, and it was not with we expected. >> reporter: it's the same expectation many had. now many of them are thankful, with the help of these crews, that they should rebound so quickly. they've come in. they stayed out of their way. they've been very responsive. if you walk over, they talk with you. i'm very happy with what they've done. they've gotten us up and running so far pretty quickly. >> the missouri linemen said they spent five days in louisiana after katrina. once they finish their work they are expected to be sent north to help with new jersey and new york. all of us are looking at trees differently. we had a
>>> developing right now on "early today," hurricane sandy is already having a major impact on the atlantic coast as well as air travelers across the east coast. >>> the storm is drastically changing president obama and mitt romney's campaign plans with just eight days before america votes. >>> and the san francisco giants are 2012 world series champions. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. hurricane sandy is bearing down on the east coast. 60 million people are bracing for impact across the northeast with waves growing ever more ominous overnight. and the threat of storm surges anywhere from four to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal areas all the way into new england. the mid-atlantic is already dealing with flooding from a storm that has claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. >>> this morning, president obama signed three emergency declarations for connecticut, and
. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is monday, october 29th, 2012. we're tracking hurricane sandy. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning. the same goes for most private schools right now. the federal government also cled. all nonessential employees should stay at home. most major local governments also closed in maryland and virginia along with the d.c. government, and metro shut down all rail services, all bus services for the first time since 2003. marc, vre also closed today. and amtrak says its northeast corridor is shut down. a complete list for you at the bottom of your screen and at nbcwashington.com. >> let's che in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. as you take a look outside at reagan national airport, almost all of the flights here at the local airports at reagan national, dulles, and bwi are cancelled. be sure to check your airline as you head out the door. >> breedsy and light rain already falling and getting heavier across parts of our immediate area right now. some of the places that are more to t
millions of people grapple today with the impact of superstorm sandy. the extent of the damage still not known. on this day after. >> the death count is now at 38. with the potential to climb. the storm's punishing winds and rain knocked out power to more than 8 million people in 20 states. in new jersey, water flowing over a levee led to the evacuation of hundreds of people. and new york, the city tt never sleeps is just now waking up after a night and day in the dark. >> new york's mayor referred to the storm as devastating. though the worst has passed now, we're still feeling some of the impact. this wall of clouds, shot by chopper 4 over rockville today. >> veronica johnson is in our weather center with the very latest. >> sandy has weakened but it is not quite done with us yet. we're seeing creeks, streams, rivers, all rise. coming up in a couple moments, we'll talk about the specifics of which ones, where, and how cold it will get tonight. >> in new york, flooding surpassed what forecasters predicted in a worst-case scenario. jay gray is live with a look at the damage thr
, hurricane sandy will come ashore, bringing some of the most dangerous conditions seen in decades. >> this morning, major east coast cities are literally shut down, and coastal communities have already been evacuated. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> usually we say good morning. but it doesn't seem appropriate on this monday. all eyes on sandy, what's going to be a very tough probably 36 to 72 hours for millions of folks along the east coast. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. hurricane sandy is a 900-mile superstorm expected to make landfall in new jersey tonight. 900 miles. just think of a 900-mile-wide wing span. >> i know. from cloud to cloud. that's a massive storm. this morning, of course, complete coverage of hurricane sandy, the forecast, the storm's track and very important, tips to help you and your family stay safe. also, new york city, like several other cities up and down the east coast, is all but shut down. scenes we don't see here a lot. just subway stations empty. times square empt
first". the entire northeast including major cities from washington to boston bracing for sandy. it is a monster storm. it is projected to bring life threatening storm surges with hurricane force winds and even heavy snow to some parts of west virginia. in the meantime sandy has shut down some airlines mountain transit into the new york area. the new york stock exchange stools a schools and banks as w. >> we have live team coverage for you. peter doocy sis live in delawar. mriz bette pran in the outer banks of north carolina. first we start with maria molina for the latest on sandy's path. where is sandy now? >> it is more than 300 miles away from the new york city areas to the south and southeast. we have an update from the national hurricane center. hurricane center moves through the storm and found out sandy has further intensified. the pressure dropped more and incredibly low out across the latitudes. maximum sustained winds stronger as well at 85 miles per hour. sandy is forecast to continue to strengthen and becoming post tropical system or extra tropical system that is no
-dropping devastation inflicted by sandy. >>> thousands remain stranded in hoboken. millions will remain without power for much of the week as the massive rebuilding and cleanup gets underway, and all of this when millions of americans are getting ready to vote. certainly not a time for tricks or treats this halloween wednesday. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. 46 people have now been killed in the disastrous wrath of hurricane sandy and many more remain trapped. the storm could wind up costing $50 billion in property damage and lost business. just minutes ago we received brand new pictures from the jersey shore where fire is burning in a neighborhood just feet from the ocean. this may be the result of a rap toured gas line or downed fire line. the fire is one of the barrier islands. so far there's no sign anyone including fire crews can get near the flames. a mandatory evacuation order was given for that area before the storm hit. on staten island, some residents were trapped in their homes as a result of it. members of the aviation and scuba u
devastation inflicted by sandy. >>> thousands remain stranded in hoboken. millions will remain without power for much of the week as the massive rebuilding and cleanup gets underway and all of is when millions of americans are getting ready to vote. not time for tricks or treats on this wednesday. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday, october 31st, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. 46 people have now been killed in the disastrous wrath of hurricane sandy and many more remain trapped. the storm could wind up costing $50 billion in property damage and lost business. these are the newest images coming in to us from the height of the storm on monday night. surveillance video shows water filling the tunnel used by amtrak and commuter trains that go under new york's east river, but the damage along the jersey shore is something we have never seen before. these are ariel photos you can see. most of the six people killed in that state died on long beach island and a neighboring barrier island. governor chris christie calls the devastation unthinkable. tuesday he tries to
>>> this morning on "world news now" -- shut down for sandy. life in much of the northeast has ground to a halt. as we await the arrival of this super storm. >> the warnings have been dire. and now the hurricane looks like it will live up to the worst predictions with 50 million people in its path. it is monday, october 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> it feels strange to say good morning. it's more like an ominous morning for so many of us today. what a weird monday morning. we have you covered. good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. as hurricane sandy will be slamming into the east coast, but its impact is going to be felt across the country. as everything from air travel to the federal government to the stock market is shut down. in the calm before the storm. an eerie silence in times square with mass transit across new york city halted. ahead of the hurricane. not just mass transit, bus, light rail, amtrak on the east coast, airlines, the city is for all intents and purposes shut down. >> nothing, nothing going on. the scope of the
>> it was scary. >> soaking rains, strong winds, super storm sandy stocks are region. tonight the potential serious threat that remains with the saturated ground. >> when all is said and done, sandy is expected to be one of the costliest natural disasters in u.s. history, with estimates into the tens of billions of dollars. >> dangerous conditions remain up and down the east coast. the storm is still causing big headaches. the death toll has now reached it -- 50. the new york stock exchange will reopen for regular trading tomorrow after being shut down for two days because of santee. here in maryland, two people have died as a result of the storm. there was a report of a potential third death in print charges county, but officials now say that deadly car accident does not appear to be storm related. there are blizzard conditions in the western part of the state. tomorrow governor martin o'malley will tour one of the hardest-hit areas. team coverage of sandy's aftermath tonight with important information involving insurance claims. plus updated weather conditions. we began as s
. thank you, brandi. >>> we turn to one of the most haunting images from sandy. a destructive fire turned a queens new york neighborhood into a pile of burning embers. >> the flames ripping through 111 homes fanned by sandy's powerful wind. this morning it is being called one of the worst the city has ever seen. we have more now from abc's elizabeth vargas. >> reporter: breezy point was engulfed not only by wind and rain from hurricane sandy, but something unexpected, fire. >> dozens, up to 100 homes have been decimated. and left in a rubble. >> reporter: a stunned beach front community, firemen, policemen, blue-collar workers took stock of what was gone. not a single thing you can save? >> nothing i can really identify. except for the kitchen tile and bathroom tile. >> reporter: while the cause is unknown, there is no question the fire was ferocious. the flames were fed by hurricane-force winds. hydrants were submerged. fire engines stranded helplessly blocks away by rising f floodwaters. >> in a community of 4,200 homes. of a community that lost the most people during 9/11. firefighters
are still reeling from superstorm sandy. here is the latest information that we have. in our region, nearly 19,000 customers are still without power. in fact, bowie high school is closing because there is no power there. bge says 1,475 customers are without power. pepco has 1,518. virginia dominion says over 15,000 customers are without power. nationwide damage estimates from the storm could reach $20 billion. and at least 50 people were killed. today early voting resumes in washington, d.c. and also in maryland. and president obama will be landing in new jersey to survey the damage there. >>> it appears that one coastal, new jersey town cannot seem to catch a break. crews had a hard time fighting a series of natural gas fires because of flood waters and debris that superstorm sandy left behind. this is the very same area that caught fire two days ago and destroyed 14 homes. no injuries have been reported, however. we will have more on relief efforts in new jersey in just one minute. >>> here at home, emergency officials have their eye on the potomac right now, even though we did not get th
that lost power during sandy in our area. about 3,100 dominion virginia customers in our area still have no electricity. pepco says just seven customers are without power. >> outages at some schools mean another day for some students in our area to be off. in anarundel county, four schools are still closed. louis witown elementary is still without power. all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage issues. >>> temperatures are down to around 40 degrees this morning. sandy spinning over southeastern canada still. you still see the huge effects of this storm. we're still getting scattered sprinkles from western pennsylvania into western maryland. thankfully, the big snow machine has ended out there. the dark blue areas are around freezing. that's much of western pennsylvania into western maryland. the light blue generally in the low to mid 40s. we're going to hold steady here for the next several hours and not warm up much today. hour by hour, by 6:00 a.m., it actually may dip down to the upper 30s and maybe a few sprinkles around, and then by noontime
picture. take a look at this. it shows the strength of sandy. this is water gushing into a commuter train station in hoboken, new jersey. in the day ahead, we expect to get a better look at all the damage along the eastern seaboard. good morning, washington. it's tuesday, october 30. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. many closings in our area. we are scrolling those across your screen. now to jacqui jeras for the latest on sandy. >> good morning. it made landfall yesterday evening and is weakening as it makes its way on shore. plenty of impact from the storm including for us, especially this morning. let's look at the weather headlines for today. the worst is over, but the rainfall will continue at least through midday today. the wind is still gusting at 30 miles or 40 miles an hour. that will gradually diminish today. in addition to everything we got yesterday, flooding could be expected. that will last likely several days. here's the latest satellite and radar image showing the center of sandy now over central pennsylvania. our rain continues coming down. that will be heavy at
and stick around because of sandy. it is cold out there, the remnants keeping ask overcast today. temperatures are cooler. the cooler temperature trend is expected for today and tomorrow at much of the 7 day forecast. our other concern is that river flooding continues. the latest forecast for the reverse getting back down probably will not be four days. checking out super doppler picking up a couple sprinkles out there. call pepper and hagerstown -- send me a tweet and let me know if some cool air or even snow is mixing in. it is chilly here in the district. reagan national, 43 degrees. we will stay in the low 50's and cloudy through much of the day. more with your seven-day forecast coming up in a bit. >> thanks so much. starting with the latest headlines in the aftermath of sandy. president obama is heading to new jersey to review storm damage. >> new jersey governor chris christie -- he says he will talk to the president about getting the army corps of engineers to determine how to better protect the beaches. in new york, the stock exchange will reopen after being shut down fo
of entertainment studios. caught lightning in a bottle. >> awe of course the big news, hurricane sandy is on a dangerous collision course with the east coast expected to cause havoc for millions of folks who will face property damage as well as some times pretty lengthy power outages as well. >> new jersey and seven other states and the district of columbia, are all under states of emergency. it is the jersey shore expected to bear the brunt of hurricane sandy which is on track to make landfall a little bit later today or early tuesday. >> the list of canceled flights, well as the you can imagine that list keeps growing. more than 7,000,000 scrubbed so far and the ripple effect of the airline shutdowns will be felt across the country for several days to come. now the impact is starting to spread to europe and asia as well as airlines cancel flights to new york, washington and big u.s. cities. of course, the biggest, new york. we are bracing for the worst in the big apple. sandy makes its slow approach. mass transit, comes to a grinding halt. more than 1 million school children are stay
where people are struggling to dig out after sandy. >> an entire community wiped out by sandy. a massive fire broke out in queens at the same time the storm hit and now those are seeing the destruction for the first time. we're going to take you there. thanks so much for joining us. i'm megan pringle. charlie is on a special assignment. in the meantime i know a lot of you are finally saying, okay, we are gone with sandy and now what is next, maybe some sunshine so we can dry out and clean out. let's find out. we're going to send it over to meteorologist lynn net charles. >> we see that see a couple of light showers trike to work their way into carroll county and frederick county. we are dry looking at some snow towards the west. that will continue as we go throughout the day. we will be cold once again this morning. make sure you have that coat. we can see emmittsburg coming in at 42 degrees, 44 at perry hall and glen burnie. check out that hour by hour forecast for you as you plan. we're waking up around 6:00 this morning, that temperature at 44 degrees. we will be under mostly cloudy s
>>> sandy's wake. the superstorm leaves behind a trail of destruction, killing people, destroying communities and plunging millions into darkness. >> our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who lost loved ones. >> never thought i would see what i saw today ever. >> and the storm keeps churning while the worst may be over for the east coast, sandy delivers wind, rain and snow to inland areas. >>> it was a surprise. we thought it was just going to rain. >> and thoughts turn to cleaning up after the historic storm. the true power of sandy comes into focus. >> oh, my god. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 31, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the devastation from superstorm sandy has millions along the east coast wondering when and if their lives will return to normal. >> president obama travels to new jersey to see the destruction firsthand. the mega storm killed 51 people many by falling trees. at one point 8.5 million homes and businesses in 17 states were without power. more than 18,100 flights have been cancelled s
, 7:00 in the west. what is sandy's track right now? >> we're in a little break of wind and rain. a lot of people have decided to come out and take a look at the water. don't like that, because there's so much more ahead of this storm. let's show you what it looks like with the satellite picture. we'll show you that satellite, that entire cloud span from the carolinas and bermuda, basically, all the way up the eastern seaboard. we have seen a little eye come and go in this storm. it continues to strengthen on its path. here is the path. follow the red line. this storm, by about -- depending on the model you go with, by 8:00 tonight on midnight tonight this storm is making landfall on that jersey shore some place near atlantic city. there are some bad pictures to see with this storm. the effects have already been devastating. look at this house in rodanthe, north carolina, parts are breaking off and falling into the ocean. north carolina saw more than six inches of rain in the past 24 hours. sandy's winds could be up to 90 miles an hour this afternoon. 24-foot waves off the southe
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>>> welcome back to our continuing coverage of hurricane sandy. president barack obama suspending his campaigning, now back to the primary duties of his job as the country's leader. just moments ago he was at fema headquarters in washington, d.c. talking about the hurricane. let's listen in. >> good afternoon, everybody. obviously all of us across the country are concerned about the potential impact of hurricane sandy. this is a serious and big storm. and my first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard, mid-atlantic going north, you need to take this very seriously. follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. we just had an excellent meeting with the fema team here, the various agencies that are in charge, including the department of defense, department of energy and others that are going to need to respond very quickly. under craig fugate's leadership here at fema, we've had a chance to talk to the region al officials as well, a
♪ >>> making news in america this morning. >> special coverage of hurricane sandy. a massive storm. it's spinning towards a landfall along the nation's most densely populated corridor. 50 million people feeling its effects. >>> storm surge and a foot of rain in some places are set to submerge huge areas on the water. the fears that once the power goes out, the hardest in places will be in the dark for up to a week. >>> the nation's largest city, new york, may as well be a ghost town this morning. pun transit, schools even the stock markets all closed. >>> and away from the storm on a brighter note, a giant sweep for san francisco. the giants are world series champions for the second time in just three seasons. >>> good morning, everybody. only one story really to report today. we're going to begin with the danger and potential devastation from hurricane sandy. the massive storm is spinning straight toward the east coast, on track to be the worst case scenario. forecasters and millions of people in its path have feared. >> regular activities have already ground to a halt in much of
with the effects of sandy, mitt romney continues to campaign in key battleground states. we've got brand new pole numbers. all that and our own brian williams goes home to battered point pleasant beach new jersey. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. here is the very latest on sandy. at least 74 people in the u.s. are now dead as a result of sandy. millions remain without power, and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are waking up with canisters and walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. and further down the coast, take a look at cars lined up for blocks, if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for a chance to fill up. >>> another big oil problem, a massive fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gals of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from statin islands. containment booms are keeping the oil where it is. >>> in connecticut, intense images as three mansions burned to the ground. firefighters c
storms as he seen. this one caught him by surprise. unbelievable. >> it was the perfect storm. sandy fueled a massive fire in queens, one of the most destructive in the history of the city. >> this story is beyond heartbreaking. the wind-driven flames ripped through block after block, destroying more than 100 homes, 111, latest count. firefighters managed to rescue two dozen people. floodwaters kept them from tackling the blaze full on. before it was over, the neighborhood was unrecognizable reduced to nothing but smouldering ash. >> the life got ripped out of you. that's a good description. >> i have over 34 years on the job. i have never seen this before. this amount of devastation. >> amazingly there only a few minor injuries. breezy point was also devastated on 9/11, losing 37 residents, including firefighters in the world trade center. also the home currently to a representative in congress as well. >> take a look at the video. it is apocalyptic, the scenes. in all, 111 homes all burned. they don't know the cause just yet. that is look a movie scene out of there. out of all the
is climbing four days after sandy made landfall. so far, the storm has claimed 74 lives in the u.s. more than five million homes and businesses are without power along the east coast. most of the outages in the new york area. in the meantime, president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore firsthand yesterday. during that tour, the president pledged federal support for the long haul. >> pepco says it's restored power to all of its customers affected by sand dominion hopes to do the same by tonight. about 1,700 of its customers are still in the dark. that number was over 3,000 just a few hours ago. more than 4,000 bge homes and businesses in our area have no electricity. most of them are in anne arundel county. novak is working to restore four a little more than 250 customers. >>> some students will have another day. in anne arundel county four schools are closed. chapel forge early childhood center in prince george's county is also without power, as is lewis town elementary in frederick county, maryland, and all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage
tonight, renewed calls for help in the northeast from the wrath of hurricane sandy. good afternoon, everyone, i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. 37 in new york city alone, more than 4 million people are still without power. and countless more hours of cleanup are still ahead for many. >> as the recovery ramps up right now, jay gray has more on the potential bad news in the forecast. >> reporter: where the damage is so intense, so far reaching, it can be hard to figure out how to even start to come back. >> you see their whole livelihoods crash into the ocean. it's devastating. >> reporter: in many areas, crews are moving the mess that sandy left behind. but in some of the hardest hit communities, like seaside heights, new jersey, there are no recovery teams or residents yet, and frustrations are building. >> why safe there and nowhere else? talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> the gas mains we're scared of. >> i don't care about a house, i care about your lives. >> reporter: lives, that like the atlantic coast have been battered and torn apart. >> no electricity, no heat, no
area chapters of the red cross super storm sandy. meanwhile the red cross is conducting blood drives in unaffected states. officials said they have been 100 blood drive campaigns in 11 east coast is already due to the storm. >> on hurricane sandy when that storm is now and where it is expect to go. plus a look at our weather. >> to put some of this into perspective 13 ft. storm surge flooded manhattan's tip. sandy has been downgraded to a poster of all cyclone. we saw the maximum sustained winds of 60 mi. per hour. i want to take a wider look at the storm and you can see how massive if he is. the red on the screen indicate heavy to moderate rainfalls you consider blue on your screen indicate where we are seeing snow in the appalachians. the storm is particularly nasty because it is a conversion of two separate systems. we have a category one hurricane coming west. and cold air coming south from the arctiw >> just to show you how much rainfall we are expecting at the 7:00 a.m. our a 10th of an inch for washington d.c.. trace amounts for new york city not to bet just yet. as we head to
left behind by sandy. right now that storm to blame for at least 50 deaths just here in the u.s. more than 8.5 million homes and businesses from maine all the way to the carolinas still in the dark. widespread outages in lower han at an. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the u.s. as well. so far it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> thousands of area residents are slowly getting their power back, but thousands more are still in the dark. dominion virginia is working to restore electricity to more than 20,000 customers in northern virginia. novec has more than 3,300 homes and businesses in the dark. 1,500 pepco customers have no electricity. and more than 24,000 local bge homes and businesses are without power, most of them in anne arundel county. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the federal government and local jurisdictions will be open this morning as well as most schools in our area. however, in virginia manassas park schools are closed and two-hour delays in fauquier, frederick, and
inflicted by sandy. >>> thousands remain stranded in hoboken. millions will remain without power for much of the week as the massive rebuilding and cleanup gets underway and all of this when millions of americans are getting ready to vote. certainly not a time for tricks and treats on this halloween wednesday. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> 46 people have now been killed in the disastrous wrath of hurricane sandy and many more remain trapped. the storm could wind up costing $50 billion in property damage and lost business. these are the newest images coming in to us from the height of the storm on monday night. surveillance video shows water filling the tunnel used by amtrak and commuter trains that go under new york's east river, but the damage along the jersey shore is something we have never seen before. these are ariel photos you can see. most of the six people killed in that state died on long beach island and a neighboring barrier island. governor chris christie calls the devastation unthinkable. tuesday he tried to comfort one of the many victims. >> very diffic
this morning." the damage from sandy is staggering. more than 50 dead and nearly 7 million people without power. >> the storm has crippled travel along the east coast. we are inside an airline command center to see the struggle to get back to normal. >> and a massive construction crane continues to dangle over midtown manhattan. john miller takes us inside what went wrong. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> it's the worst thing that happened in this city, certainly, since 9/11. >> millions in the northeast struggle in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> the death toll continues to rise as a result of the storm. >> more than 6.5 million people are still without electricity. >> very difficult day. >> new jersey certainly hit the hardest. >> itis sight of devastation that makes it look as if there had been a bombing there. >> rescue teams trying to go house to house helping those who could not leave on their own. >> trapped in their house for 24 hours now. no cold. no heat. no electric. a lot of them were just tired. >> it could take days befo
it is wednesday, october 31, 2012. welcome to cbs this morning. the damage from sandy is staggering. 50 dead. 7 million people without power. >> the storm has crippled travel along the east coast. we're inside an airline command center to see the struggle to get back to normal. >> massive construction crane continues to dangle over midtown manhattan. john miller takes us inside what went >> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> it's the worst thing that happened to this city certainly since 9/11. >> millions in the northeast struggle in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> at least 55 deaths are reported. >> in sandy's wake, 6.5 million people are still without electricity. >> very difficult day. >> new jersey hit the hardest. >> site of devastation that makes it took like there was a bombing there. >> rescue teams triangle to go house to house helping those who couldn't leave on their own. >> trapped in their house for 24 hours. >> a lot of them were tired. >> take days before subway lines are running normal in new york city. >> most popular guy
and the dramatic story of the ship that sailed into the heart of sandy battling 18-foot waves until it capsized and sank. a passenger saw a heroic helicopter pilot coming to save them. >>> and new york city watching the waters rise. the busiest city in america, a landmark line a ghost town. >>> and on this night when 60 million americans are feeling the effects of hurricane sandy, the abc news team is out in force on every corner of the storm. tonight, the moment it crashes on land, our team in the storm zone bringing you what's happening at this hour as "world news" begins. >>> good evening, and welcome to this special one-hour edition of "world news," and as we come on the air, it is happening right now, hurricane sandy crashing on shore. winds now at 90 miles per hour, and this storm is so big, so vast, 60 million americans will feel its power. tonight our extreme weather team is all over the storm zone ready to report, so let's go straight to abc's meteorologist ginger zee, who is right in the bull's-eye as the storm is hitting the shore now in atlantic city, new jersey. ginger? >> we're es
your head-start to home cooked. >>> fog the big story nationwide sandy. good morning thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. president obama has declared new york and long island disaster areas because of the damage they've suffered from superstorm sandy live look at new jersey flooding is a big problem. so far 17 deaths are attributed to the storm. more than seven million up and down the east coast without power, 13 foot storm surge caused widespread flooding. tahman bradley in maryland with an update. >> reporter: along the east coast, signs of sandy's fury, lady liberty's torch out power outages spread, five million in the dark 1.5 million evacuated sandy made landfall along the new jersey coast, 80 mile per hour wind as and flooding high tides, rough surf battered the coastline. this morning entire sections of atlantic city are underwater. >> people who decided to ride out the storm were left stranded. new jersey governor announced no rescue services until today. >> i cannot in good conscience send them in the dark given all the various hazards that w
york and new jersey are taking stock of overwhelming devastation left from superstorm sandy. >> some of the worst damage is along the jersey shore where floods and outages prompted governor chris christie to postpone halloween. alison harmelin is in atlantic city. >> reporter: anita, a clear sunny day here at the jersey shore only made it so much more evident that the destruction is everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a closeup look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor christie over devastated areas of the state where superstorm sandy hit with full force. record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. in the tiny beach community of long port, new jersey, the storm surge brought the beach literally right onto the main street. there are feet and feet of sand piled up as if it were a snowstorm. they came out bikes to see the devastation. >> never saw sand like that. that's due to the storm surge i think. >> reporter: further up the jersey shore this is what's left of the famous boardwalk in seaside heights. the storm lifted homes off t
>>> sandy's impact. trees and wires mangled roads impassable. more than 100,000 people without power in our area alone. >> meanwhile, the most extensive damage is in the big apple. the biggest city left under water. >> welcome. i'm barbara harrison. i'm keith russell. montgomery county schools announced they will be open on time tomorrow. once again, montgomery county schools will be open for business tomorrow. >> right now, we are going to lieutenant governor of maryland who is speaking right now. there's a press conference under way for the state of maryland. take a listen. >> hats off to everyone with mention to the work being done by the national guard as well as the maryland state police. >> governor, thank you. let me update you on a couple situations. we are experiencing -- the things we are looking for right now as this storm moves off and up into the susquehanna, the flooding issues will be with us for quite a few days. we are monitoring the flow. as you know, from these events, that will be a concern of ours for several days. there is some flooding of rivers we are an
the events ahead of sandy. president obama will campaign alongside president clinton and dave matthews. the president is back on the campaign trail today. he's on his way to wisconsin as we speak. he'll visit nevada and colorado today. the president took a three-daybreak from campaigning to oversee the government's response to hurricane sandy. part of the presentation will focus on the effort to provide relief of those affected by the massive storm. >> the death toll is climbing four days after sandy made land fall. the storm claimed 75 lives. more than 4.5 million homes and businesses were without power along the east coast. most in the new york area and that area around new york city. president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore. during the tour, the president pledged support along the long haul. >> sandy brought flooding and now it's causing gridlock. this is the long back up of cars trying to get into the city this morning. drivers had to go through a police check point and prove they had three people in the car. it was encouraged to encourage car pooling. >>> closer to home,
of manhattan are under evacuation orders. hurricane sandy is making her presence felt along the north carolina coast. it's bringing rain, big waves and strong winds. and here's a live picture from atlantic city, new jersey. the camera is shaking in the wind ask there's rain there as well. sandy is expected to get a power punch when it collides with two other storms, and that super storm could dump rain or snow over 800 miles from the east coast to the great lakes. >>> good evening, thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. we beginning our team coverage of the developing storm with leigh glaser. i understand sandy is expected to come ashore tomorrow? >> leigh: late monday night, throughout the morning hours on tuesday, and looks like atlantic city could be the place where the superstorm makes landfall. let get to live doppler 7hd. you can see -- we're going to put the satellite on there as well. cape hatteras, north carolina, 50 miles-per-hour winds, virginia beach, virginia as well. 45 miles-per-hour, and you can see the rain bands churning and moving inland. the width of the storm, over 500 m
. hurricane sandy threatens 65 billion people. what experts say will be the most destructive part of the storm. >>> tonight could be the night for the giants game. the world series is under way in detroit. the much needed boost the detroit city is expected to get. >> good evening. >> fighting and the storm surge, the biggest concerns right now. >> and hurricane sandy isn't expected to make landfall until tomorrow night. it's already causing dangerous conditions along the east coast. authorities are warning new york city could be hit with an 11-foot wall of water. washington, d.c. will be closed for business tomorrow. new york city is in emergency mode. duarte geraldineo has the latest on hurricane sandy. we see authorities raining where you are. >> it's hard to believe the storm is about a day away because the storm is picking up. the surf is getting taller. as i speak, millions of people have been evacuated. yet, there's a still a sizable contingent, a large number of people who say they refuse to go. they are not lifting to emergency officials and they are weathering the storm in their own h
in the presidential r. " residents try to cope wite new normal...sandy turned neighborhood blocks into pis of debris...we'll have that . >>> where california voters stand in the presidential race. >>> residents try to cope with a new normal. after hurricane sandy turned neighborhood blocks into piles of debris. >>> a surveillance photo flushes out a forgetful lottery winner. it is 7:00 on saturday morning november 3rd. thanks for joining us. election day is just three days away in california. a final pre election survey by the nonpartisan field poll shows obama leading mitt romney. the 15 point gap is considered a big lead. back in september obama had a 24 point lead. experts say romney has managed to improve his standings among a lot of california voters. this last weekend before election day we are expecting a big push from political cam pands. bay area ballot counters have noticed something different this election season. >>> around our district there is probably about at least eight or nine spot corners like this. >> corners where schoolteachers are waging a last minute battle for voters to supp
develop into your weekend. >> thank you. the clean up from sandy continues in new york and new jersey. >> brandy hitt is in lower manhattan with almost no power. >> reporter: three days after sandy made landfall thousands of families in hobeken are still trapped by floodwaters. >> it's really scary. we don't have that much food. we spared a little bit. >> reporter: while national guard rescues people stranded here fires continue to burn further south where homes have been flattened. >> you hear the gas, for days,. >> reporter: it's gone in to the streets because crews can't reach the area to turn it off. >> you never really expected this to be this bad. >> reporter: help and relief is being delivered but frustration is growing. at howard beach entire working class neighborhoods have been destroyed and people feel they have been forgotten. >> i have -- red cross, salvation army, fema, nobody. >> reporter: it'll take weeks to recover from the destruction and parts of new york city are still paralyzed. some subway service has returned and it was announced that power will be restored
of super storm sandy and those efforts, they are focused in parts of new york and new jersey, after the storm interrupted access to most mass transit. today, new york subway system, they did offer the limited service, but the drivers, using bridges in and out of manhattan, they needed to go through check points to prove that they have at least three people in the car. >>> some cabs, they did stop flooding in new york today because of the concerns about fuel. gas shortages are causing long lines at the stations in new york, new jersey, and connecticut. aaa says that those problems, they stem from the shortages and a lack of electricity to power the pumps. >>> in the last two hours, amtrak announced that they are starting to restore limited service between new york and philadelphia. today, the rail service, they did say that they had cleared the water from one of its tunnels under the hudson river. clearing the water and debris from the new jersey coastline could be a whole different matter. and sarah shuckman filed this report from long island. >> reporter: the new jersey national gu
, the perfect storm. sandy brings utt devastation overnight. unprecedented walls of water destroy the coastline and slam new york city. so much of the skyline plunged into darkness. a record-breaking loss of power. floodwaters pour into tunnels. hospitals forced to evacuate. >> oh, my goodness. it is an infant. >> now, new dangers. >> not by water, not by flood, not by sandy. but by fire. >> nine states under a state of emergency right now. all the latest on the catastrophic damage, dramatic rescues and where the storm is headed next. our extreme weather team, live, in the storm zone. "good morning america's" special coverage starts, right now. >>> and you are lookingt the scene overnight in parts of new york city. fires raging in the floodwaters. dozens of homes destroyed. entire neighborhoods on fire. we have new pieces of information pouring in every minute right now. this storm has taken many lives. at least 16 so far. there's so much devastation. >> it is remarkable, we're seeing these images more and more. and the 7.5 million people are out of power at this hour. the center of the storm,
sandy. much of that devastation centered on new jersey where the powerful storm came ashore. a storm almost 900 miles wide, growing rest were from the atlantic at 30 miles-per-hour last night. hurricane sandy was a monster storm, one that has killed at least 39 people in this country after killing nearly 70 people in the caribbean since last friday. hundreds of thousands of people evacuated as the storm advanced in its wake billions of dollars in damage, more than 8 million people tonight without power. the hurricane slammed into the northeast with winds upwards of 90 miles-per-hour and a record-breaking 14-foot east coast storm surge, tearing up coastal communities up and down the eastern seaboard. sandy making her landfall in southern new jersey and, as you can see, the resort-laden jersey shore beach communities were among the hardest hit. you're looking at the most recent overhead images, punishing winds and massive flooding turning the casino town into a raging river. governor chris christie calling the damage simply unthinkable. even before it made landfall the storm did not sp
and look at super storm sandy. while she's weakened and the winds have died down, the footprint of the storm is still great. most of the northeast right now, all the northeast, being influenced somehow by sandy and just to give you an idea, the wind gusts have calmed down quite a bit. as a matter of fact, in terms of gusts, we're not really even seeing any here. you go out towards the shore and it has calmed down quite a bit. so now we just deal with the aftermath to clean up and what not from this and it does look like halloween for our kids in the area has not been canceled. >> i know a lot of kids with a lot of costumes and a lot of candy getting ready. >> it's going to be a little chilly, but it's a go. >> we can add layers. that's good news. >>> let's talk about some of the bad news now caused by sandy. power companies all over the region are working overtime right now to restore electricity. dominion virginia has about 60,000 customers without power in northern virginia. pepco has about 7,000 customers. bge is reporting more than 64,000 in montgomery, prince george's, calv
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